Casinos and poker sites are among the best (or should we say worst) places on earth to gain those extra fats on your body. It is the place full of derailing elements – stress, hard drinks and unhealthy snacks galore, and physical confinement on a poker online table.
And, poker is an indoor game that needs longer sitting hours. And on an average a full time poker player spends 60 hours per week (excluding travel time). This boosts the waistlines of poker players thereby leading to the gain of weight and being heavy. It becomes more essential than ever, with the inactive lifestyle, that poker live players should have an alternative to fight this needless weight gain by doing workout exercises while sitting on a chair. Following is the list of some exercises to perform while playing poker games:
Warm up exercises
Try warm up exercises like 2 minutes walking in place or going for a 5 minute walk around the casino. Or your terrace whenever you get a time to take a break.
Do at least 10 glute squeezes sitting on your chair. All you require to do is sit straight with your feet flat on the floor, and then contract your glutes. Hold for 3 seconds in order to rise up a bit in your chair prior to relaxing muscles.
The most common is the arm circle exercise. Extend arms and rotate them in clockwise circles, and then repeat it counter clockwise. Even 20 rotations each help.
Now comes the easiest one which hardly needs any movement. Sitting in your chair do abdominal contractions by pulling your belly in towards your spine. Hold for 5 seconds, release and then repeat again.
Raising your toe is the best routine exercise during breaks as it lets you to tone the calves without breaking a sweat and with minimal room.
Carry resistance exercise bands to the best online poker sites in order to do those toning moves and band exercises require very little space.
To tone up your chest and distress your back, do at least 20 push ups against the wall.
So, the next time you have to go to a poker room to play poker, just try the above exercises sporadically as and when the free time is available to you. Working out during short breaks can help you stay fresh and think rationally.
Good luck at the tables! Happy gaming!